ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK Accessing the Unconscious through Touch
by Marion Rosen with Susan Brenner North Atlantic Books 2003
In this long-awaited description of the body-centered therapy developed by Marion Rosen, the reader begins to understand how emotional and physical ailments can be addressed through the gentle touch of the Rosen practitioner. Rosen explains how the practitioner identifies tensions in the body that point to the source of a problem and how that awareness guides the healing process. With the help of psychotherapist Susan Brenner, the director of Rosen Center East and one of Marion's first students, she describes the origins of her method; how people reveal their emotions in body postures; barriers they set up to love, self-expression, and intimacy, and how Rosen work enables a client to move beyond these barriers. Essays by doctors, psychologists, and Rosen practitioners describe how this method of touch, words, and acceptance guides their work, and complete this remarkable tribute to a visionary woman.
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THE ROSEN METHOD OF MOVEMENT
by Marion Rosen and Susan Brenner North Atlantic Books 1991
While working as a physical therapist in Oakland in the fifties, Marion Rosen was asked by several clients how they could prevent aches and pains and avoid physical therapy treatments. This question inspired Rosen to begin teaching movement classes in 1956. The Rosen Method of Movement describes these preventative exercises in detail. Marion Rosen continued in the next four decades to become, alongside Moshe Feldenkrais, Milton Trager, Ida Rolf, and Alfred Lowen, one of the major progenitors of a system of bodywork, which connects breathing, emotional responses and body functioning. During this time her movement classes have continued, and she has built on the theoretical concepts described in this book.